by Claire Miller
Vanessa Siddle Walker, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Educational Studies at Emory University, will speak at the 23rd annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Oct. 26, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium (44 Courtland St., Atlanta).
Hosted by the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, this event is free and open to the public. A reception will also be held from 5-6:16 p.m.
The theme for this year’s lecture is, “Reaching Back and Moving Forward: Sustaining Our Vision for Excellence in Urban Schooling.”
Walker was the 2000 recipient of the prestigious Grawmeyer Award for Education and was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. Her research focuses on the schooling of African American children in the segregated South. She is best known for a series of manuscripts on the segregated schooling of African American children in the South that have appeared in journals such as the Harvard Educational Review, Review of Education Research and the American Educational Research Journal.
Funded by a major grant from the Spencer Foundation, her recent work examines the network of educational activity that undergirded the development of African American school communities and appears in her newest book, Hello Professor: A Black Principal and Professional Leadership in the Segregated South. Walker is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and received her master’s and doctorate degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
The annual Benjamin E. Mays Memorial Lecture Series, which began in 1989, is intended to encourage the discussion of issues facing urban educational leaders through a series of symposia, conferences and lectures. This program not only honors the memory of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, but also promotes his philosophy of excellence in the education of those typically least well served by the larger society.
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23rd annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Time: 5-6:15 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture
Location: Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium
44 Courtland St., Atlanta